I'm looking for books not aimed at the UX beginner, but that will help me out more with psychology and more advanced fields within UX design.
Information Visualization is about as juicy as it gets. Its required reading for my Intro to Human Factors class and does a great job of distilling decades of research into how biological and cognitive factors affect how we perceive information.
If you want a watered down version you can get Design with the Mind in Mind.
If you want to understand the Cognitive Psychology bits, I've been using this textbook to supplement my reading and it has been helpful.
Alan Cooper - The Inmates Are Running Asylum http://www.amazon.com/The-Inmates-Are-Running-Asylum/dp/0672326140
Jef Raskin - The Humane Interface http://www.amazon.com/The-Humane-Interface-Directions-Interactive/dp/0201379376
Thanks for the tips everyone. Going to have a long christmas list this year.
Just came across this book - Computers as Theatre. Apparently, a seminal work in user-experience/Human Computer Interaction
Some of my personal favourites that haven't been mentioned:
- The art of choosing (Sheena Iyengar)
- Priceless (William Poundstone)
- Predictably Irrational (Dan Ariely)
- Purposely Irregular (Andrew Heaton)
- The Psychopath Test (Jon Ronson)
I took an incredible course in Service design earlier this year and the syllabi had a huge list of great books on brands, business and concept development. You can grab it on pastebin http://pastebin.com/fgrf9gnn
edit: Also since I didn't see these listed
Storytelling for User Experience (Amazon)
The Elements of User Experience (Amazon)
There is also a huge list here as well: https://www.interaction-design.org/books/hci.html
Re: psychology. Have you read 'Emotional Design: Why We Love (or Hate) Everyday Things' by Don Norman? I can recommend it.
I like the Tufte books but they are more about data/information visualization and a little less about interactivity or experience.
100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People by Susan Weinschenk.
Observing the User Experience is dense, advanced (for me) and one of the most complete works on user research:
The design of everyday things is a great read